VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Oct. 22, 2018
REMINDER: NEW I-95 OVERPASS OPENS ON MUDD TAVERN ROAD TOMORROW IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY
Two lanes of Mudd Tavern Road traffic will begin traveling over the new overpass after the morning rush hour on Tuesday, Oct. 23
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will open the new overpass on Mudd Tavern Road tomorrow, Oct. 23 in Spotsylvania County.
Weather permitting, Mudd Tavern Road traffic will be shifted onto the newly constructed Interstate 95 overpass at Exit 118/Thornburg on Tuesday after the morning rush hour.
Traffic on Mudd Tavern Road may be intermittently stopped up to 10 minutes at a time to allow crews to paint final pavement markings leading to the new bridge.
Drivers are encouraged to stay alert as they approach the work zone from I-95 and follow direction from the flagging crew.
Following the traffic switch, crews will begin demolishing the existing bridge and construction will continue on the remaining interchange improvements. Mudd Tavern Road will remain one lane in each direction until construction is complete in September 2019.
When construction is complete, the new structure will have four travel lanes and turn lanes for vehicles to access the I-95 on- and off-ramps. The new overpass will also accommodate bicyclists through additional lane width, and pedestrians on a raised sidewalk with lighting.
Construction on the $22.4 million overpass replacement and road improvement project began in November 2017. The new overpass is replacing the existing two-lane bridge, which was built in 1964 and is structurally deficient.
This project is also improving the Exit 118 interchange ramps, Mudd Tavern Road east of I-95 and Mallard Road.
Message boards are posted on I-95, Mudd Tavern Road and Route 1 to alert drivers to the new traffic pattern.
Motorists can find real-time information on lane closures, work zones, traffic and other incidents on 511Virginia.
VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.
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